One Must Put Themselves In The Shoes Of The Parent From

969 WordsMar 7, 20174 Pages
One must put themselves in the shoes of the parent from a third world country whose young son lost his leg from a catastrophic earthquake. Once one has completed imagining they are a parent or family member, they must then picture a photo of their son lying in his hospital bed spreading across the world on social media being filled with "likes" and comments. How might that make one feel? In June 2013, Publicis Singapore, a nonprofit crisis relief group created this campaign called "Liking Isn 't Helping" to show others across the world that "liking" a post on social media does not actually help them. In their campaign “Liking Isn’t Helping”, they portray children who’s had to face the consequences from wars, earthquakes, and floods.…show more content…
Sure, it might look supporting from the other side of the spectrum, but for that mother and her son, it has an adverse effect on them. Those "likes" won 't fix the problem, cause it to disappear, or even help with the eternal emotional, psychological, and financial toll it will have on both mother and son. "Liking" is not going to pay for the boy 's hospital and the surgery bill. However, very rarely does one see a post, generally posted on Facebook, that states for every like, share, or comment Facebook will donate so much money to the cause. However, how does one know how accurate this really is? How does one know if these parents are receiving any financial aid from social media to aid in the medical bills from the hospital? The boy’s parents will possibly be working indefinitely to pay for the services that saved her son but also cost him his leg. Chances are, liking is not going to aid this family in the medical and financial affairs that come with the amenities provided by the hospital. The first implicit message is "liking" a photo on social media will not give the boy a chance to lead a normal life. The boy will not able to run and play as all the other kids can. Since he is missing his leg due to an earthquake, the boy will probably need to use a wheelchair for an utmost amount of his life. Living in a third world country, they do not have the access to prosthetics that we have in America. Since he will not be
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